Police quizzes Buddha Boy over thrashing locals

Police quizzes Buddha Boy over thrashing locals

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DIWAKAR BHANDARI & ARUN RAI

PATHALAIYA/ KATHMANDU: Police on Monday interrogated Ram Bahadur Bomjan, famously known as Buddha Boy, in connection with the thrashing of local villagers by him for trying to disrupt his penance on Thursday.

A squad of police, led by inspectors Rudrakanta Jha and Bhesh Raj Rijal from Bara District Police Office visited Bamjan in Halkhoriya forest, Bara, following complaints registered against him by a group of 17 vilagers.

Talking to the police, Bomjan admitted to having thrashed the villagers. “Yes, I took a minor action against them because they tried to disturb me while I was meditating,” he said.

Refuting the victims’ claimthat they mistakenly stepped into Bomjan’s meditating site while searching wild vegetables, Bomjan said, “They came to this area just to disrupt my meditation.”

Bomjan also admitted that he had taken the villagers into his control for 24 hours. “I had to do so personally because I did not have anyone around to punish them,” he said.

Though Bamjan claimed he only used hands while thrashing, the villagers have said he had thrashed them with a handle of an axe continuously for three hours.

Also Bomjan said he would not come to the court for trial. “Do you think a meditating sage will go to the court to hear a case?” he exclaimed.

“I took action against them as per the divine law,” he added.

Bamjan also refuted the allegation that he punished the locals for animal sacrifice, during Gadhimai festival. “The Gadhimai issue has nothing to do with this incident,” he said.

Bamjan, who is seen with reverence for his spiritual quest, has been lobbying against the mass animal sacrifice, touted as the world’s biggest.

He had given his word to stop the animal sacrifice ritual that last took place in November 2009, but finally did not show up.

Meanwhile, Bed Bahadur Thing, chairman of Tapoban Forest Conservation Committee, said that they beat up the locals for their attitude towards Bamjan.

Manoj Neupane, Deputy Superintendent of Police in the district, asserted no one is supposed to be above the law of the land.

The police would investigate the case and take action if required, Neupane added.

Bamjan, revered by many as a reincarnation of Lord Buddha, came to a wider public attention in 2005 when he was first spotted in jungle.

It is claimed he could meditate motionless for months without taking food and water.

He, aged 18, embarked on six years of penance in jungle on May the same year.

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This so called “buddha boy” had always been a farce, I don’t know why they call him buddha boy, Just because He Meditates? Buddha was a man, who gained knowledge and enlightenment and has shown us the way. There was only one and will only be one Buddha. Though all man has the potential to achieve enlightenment. toksang, sydney

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Bamjan’s followers, cops clash

Bamjan’s followers, cops clash

 Citizenship demanded for Buddha Boy

Added At:  2012-06-12 10:59 PM

   Last Updated At: 2012-06-12 10:59 PM

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HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

PATHLAIYA: Tension ran high, when followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, also known to be the reincarnation of Lord Buddha, clashed with riot police in Bara, Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section today.

Bamjan’s supporters had staged a sit-in and halted vehicular movement in the highway blaming the administration for not issuing Bamjan his citizenship certificate in the name of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh, a group said to be formed for his protection.

The situation grew tense when locals of Dumarwan-7, Piluwa, charged the protesters with sticks for obstructing the highway in the name of fulfilling their demand.

Some protesters have been injured due to police baton charge.

Police impounded half a dozen motorcycles and more than 50 bicycles of the demonstrators.

Hundreds of security personnel were mobilised to dismiss the sit-in of around 300 protestors.

They had also obstructed vehicular movement on Saturday for four hours in the same place.

Later, vehicular movement resumed after agreement was reached on holding discussion between protestors and representatives of Area Administration Office in District Administration office.

Chief District Officer Birendra Kumar Yadav said the protestors did not come for dialogue but to stage another sit-in.

“Their demand was against the law. We cannot give citizenship card ignoring the legal process,” he said.

Bamjan’s birth certificate was issued in the name of Ramlal on April 21,1995 but his followers have been demanding his citizenship be made in the Sangh’s name, for which they have even made a duplicate birth registration certificate in the name of ‘Dharma Sangh’.

Bamjan’s family have lodged complaint expressing dissatisfaction with the Sangh. Police have not taken action against the VDC staff who helped issue fake birth certificate.

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a true teacher must respect the laws of the land. he is not above the law of any country. What happened to his world peace when he is causing others to be placed in danger and harmed. Notice it is primarily the poor and the destitute that he got doing his evil for him. Through ugly means, he is trying to illegally obtain papers. Is that not immoral and unjust? That is why you must never follow anyone. Jason Thomas, USA

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Structures in Halkhoria forest demolished

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Structures in Halkhoria forest demolished

Added At:  2012-06-28 11:18 PM

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DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHALAIYA: District Forest Office, Bara on Thursday demolished illegal structures in the Halkhoria forest area after Ram Bahadur Bamjan, popularly known as the Buddha Boy, left the forest and headed to Sindhuli in the night of June 5.

A joint team including Nepal Police and armed police personnel and forest security personnel reached Halkhoriya forest area today and demolished about one dozen houses and huts. Earlier, the forest office had inspected the site soon after Bamjan left.

Police used excavator and other modern equipment to demolish a three-storey concrete house and other structures, and intercepted timber and other items from the site. “We have started demolishing the structures illegally built by Bamjan and his henchmen in order to discourage any encroachment of forest land in future,” said district forest office chief Ramanandan Sah. The forest office has also removed the barbed-wire fence erected by the Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh, a body formed to provide protection to Bamjan, around the mediation site.

The forest office has also taken control of the Ratanpuri forest area, which is said to be Bamjan’s first meditation site and is learnt to be preparing to hand over the forest to a community forest.

Bamjan had stayed in the Ratanpuri forest for about nine months before vanishing from there suddenly to be found later in the Bagajhor jungle of Bara, where he made the Halkhoriya forest his second meditation site.

Bamjan courted controversy for the first time when he assaulted a local youth with a sword. After that, he was also drawn into many other controversies including hostage-taking and thrashing.

 

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Nepal ignores Bomjon because that country comes up with a new ‘unique’ Guru every year! So, its the same old same old to them. These ‘divine’ individuals come, go and the world remains just the same. because any idiot who comes talking about world peace is a fool. I bet he even thinks he’s going to stop the world from ending in December 2012. delusional people always thinking the world is going to end in their times. Jason Thomas, USA

I think Jason Thomas is blaming the wrong person. I don’t think building so called “unnatural” houses in the middle of the forest is ignorance. Isn’t that what man kind has been doing through out the ages? I bet wherever Jason is living was a forest some long time ago until human beings encroached it. And, Bomjon hasn’t been creating or destroying “unnatural” houses. All he wants to do is sit in quiet and meditate, and may be if he attends the so called elusive “Nirvana”, he might share his knowledge with us. I just think that boy is unique, and the problem is people around him are trying to benefit from his uniqueness. Roshan Lamichhane, Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Nepal is foolish because they are getting such opportunity to to see the messenger of god.N if would have their I won’t b missing such a wonderful opportunity. dawatamang, India(siliguri)

There is nothing ‘sacred’ about someone illegally taking residence in a forest that does not belong to them. To build ‘unnatural’ houses and statues and pedestals in the midst of a forest is ignorance. Ram lives in his own delusional blindness. Above all, Truth has no relationship with a lost boy who is misguiding the blind. Jason Thomas, USA

Nepali people and Goverment unable to recognize the truth(Mahasam Bodhi Guru Dharma Sangha) because they do not want to face with the truth. that is why, every unholesom activities were publiced againest the true dharma. this has been bigest maistak of them. One day they must regreat their unholesom activities. May they able be see truth soon. Panit Maharjan, Patan

“Defies reason”…NOT defines reason…typo …please change if you print it please Mark, Pondicherry, India

Joan, you must understand while Chinese dignitary’s keep influencing the pathetic undereducated leaders and governance on show in Nepal, sadly more destruction of national treasures will continue unabated. Communist Maoists don’t care for forests, nor religion, nor human sentiment; their ideology defines reason! Mark, Pondicherry, India

Joan, the sacredness of Halkhoriya was not due to the concrete houses and huts. Real Dharma cannot be demolished by excavators. The biggest demolition of sacredness was done in the minds and hearts of human followers of the Ascetic of the forest. Now simply the fruit of their actions came ripe to be consumed. Zsuzsanna Takacs Marichi, Slovakia

It is extremely painful to read about the destruction of magical Halkhoriya Forest and along with it, all the sacred life in the Jungle. It is equally difficult to understand why the government instead of expanding the zoning of the Dharmic Forest, would choose to reduce and eradicate what was on the way to becoming for the world, Nepal’s National Treasure…. Joan Stanley-Baker, Sun Moon Lake, TAIWAN

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VDC Secy who faked Bamjan’s birth certificate held

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VDC Secy who faked Bamjan’s birth certificate held

DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHLAIYA: Police on Wednesday detained Asmahamad Ansari, VDC Secretary of Ratanpuri, Bara for issuing a fake birth certificate to Ram Bahadur Bamjan, popularly known as the Little Buddha.

VDC Secretary Ansari is accused of recommending citizenship certificate to Bamjan by forging a birth certificate in the name of Dharma Sangh, a body formed for his protection.

According to CDO Birendra Kumar Yadav of Bara, Ansari has been handed over to the district police office for necessary investigation in connection with the birth certificate forgery case, against which Bamjan’s family had moved the administration.

Ansari has pleaded guilty.

Born on April 9, 1990, Bamajan’s birth was registered in the name of Ramlal about 17 years ago. But, about two months ago, the dharma sangh made a fake birth registration under its name from Ratanpuri. Ever since the forged birth certificate was made, the sangh has been demanding that Bamjan be issued a citizenship certificate on the basis of his recent birth registration.

To press for the fulfilment of their demand, the sangh has also hit the street of late. Yesterday, police clashed with Bamjan’s supporters who were obstructing the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section, which left some of Bamjan’s supporters and security personnel injured.

 

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‘Buddha Boy’ finds his abode of peace at Sindhuli forest

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(The above wn.com website is automatically downloading media articles and videos. It is pointing to The Himalayan Times original article (button “Read full article”) yet after clicking the original page is not available anymore. But wn.com and blogs are the proof that the original The Himalayan Times articles did exist. )

The fact that I am publishing the deleted articles does not mean that they ALWAYS write the truth, and that they would be always neutral. After some influencing, the journalists themselves changed their own opinions about Bomjon and his victims. After all, if they never give in to influencing, the articles would have never disappeared in the first place! Just three month after this article The Himalayan Times gave in and humbly stopped to publish about Ram Bomjon ever… The “moral transformation” of its journalists can be already felt from the last articles about Bomjon, before the total boycott of this topic.

The below interview with the rapist and torturer of Marici (at Bomjon’s order, though), with Darshan Limbu, is a direct public libel of Bomjon’s European victim, Zsuzsanna. It is interesting that Bomjon had rewarded Limbu for his “torturing services” of the two captive women, as well as his family members, by elevating him to his spokesperson. Bomjon also ordained Limbu a Buddhist monk after he raped and tortured the two women! In later years (2014, 2016) Bomjon repeatedly excommunicates Limbu, just to take him back again and again. His latest kick-out with public condemnation was in the beginning of 2015… Limbu is hiding in the UK.

‘Buddha Boy’ finds his abode of peace at Sindhuli forest

Added At: 2012-07-08 10:42 PM   Last Updated At: 2012-07-08 10:42 PM

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

SINDHULIMADHI: Twenty four days after Ram Bahadur Bamjan nicknamed as the Buddha Boy left Bara’s Ratanpur-based Halkhoriya forest along with his followers, he has been found living at the Hwaredanda of Janakalyan Community Forest of Kamalamai Municipality in Sindhuli.

Darsan Limbu, Bamjan’s disciple, said the Buddha Boy wanted to bring recognition to Nepal through Bodhi religion in the world. “Our guru is writing the Bodhi Religion he earned during his penance,” he said. However, when journalists approached they were not welcomed at Bamjan’s place today.

According to Limbu, Bamjan is scheduled to speak in a public prabachan programme in two months’ time and at that time he would answer to all the questions.

Limbu went to say that Bamjan sat for penance from May 16, 2005 to May 16, 2011 without food. He complained that forest officials, contractors and timber smugglers had spread rumours about Bamjan in Bara. He dismissed the claims that the government had issued any arrest warrant to Bamjan.

In the past, Bamjan was drawn into many controversies for keeping two women captive, abducting his own family members and thrashing up neighbours among others.

Limbu urged journalists to take stock of the Bara jungle, where Bamjan used to live and bring out the reality. He said Bamjan’s family had spread rumours against him after they failed to have the monopoly over the funds collected in Bamjan’s name.

Bamjan has a white mare, one dog and one he-goat. “We do not know where the horse came from. But a foreigner gifted a he-goat to him,” Limbu said.

He said Bamjan is writing Bodhi religion in sambhota script and that would be translated into 17 languages including Nepali and English later.

When asked about holding a Slovak Marichi into captivity, Limbu said that she was a mentally disturbed woman. According to him, Marichi was kept in a room after she expressed her interest to sit for penance. “But, she attacked Bamjan later,” he added.

Chairman Chhatra Ghising of Bodhi Shrawan Sangh, responsible for Bamjan’s protection, urged the mediapersons not to give any negative press coverage.

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Bamjan’s aides yet to be charged

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Bamjan’s aides yet to be charged

Added At:  2012-03-28 11:32 PM

Last Updated At: 2012-03-28 11:32 PM

DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHLAIYA: Police are yet to take action against Ram Bahadur Bamjan’s aides who allegedly held two women captive for ‘distracting’ the Buddha Boy during his meditation.

Members of Bodhi Shrawan Sangh recently freed the two women –– one Nepali and the other Slovak national –– after allegedly keeping them in captivity for three months. Although the Slovak woman, identified as ‘Marichi’, told police that she was chained in captivity, police said they lack enough evidence to press charges against the Sangh.

Bodhi Shrawan released Marichi and the Nepali women on Sunday and Tuesday respectively. Following their release, police handed over Marichi to the Immigration Department.

“We have not initiated any action as the women did not formally file a case against Bamjan’s aides,” said Inspector KP Sharma of Area Police Office.

Sharma said police are conducting an investigation into the case. Bara Assistant Chief District Officer Chandra Bahadur Karki said probe into the incident was underway. Karki vowed to punish anyone found guilty of unlawfully detaining the two women.

Marichi –– whose passport bears the name Zsuzsana Takacs –– came to Nepal to see Ram Bahadur Bamjan.

She has been kept in the custody of Immigration Department in Kathmandu as her visa expired on June 3 last year.

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Bamjan’s aides free Slovak woman

  • Warned her not to speak
  • Whereabouts of another captive unknown

Added At:  2012-03-27 12:10 AM

Last Updated At: 2012-03-27 12:10 AM

DIWAKAR BHANDARI

PATHLAIYA: A Slovak woman, who was being held captive by followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, nicknamed Buddha Boy, has been freed.

The 35-year-old woman, identified only as Marichi, was freed last night at around nine after mediapersons, police and locals raised questions about her abrupt disappearance about three months ago. Whereabouts of another woman from Sindhupalchowk, identified as Mata (nun), who is also being held captive by Bamjan’s followers, is still unknown.

The two women were taken hostage by the followers of Bamjan, who have formed Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh to what they say protect ‘Buddha Boy’, on charges of distracting the man in meditation in the Halkhoriya jungle.

Inspector KP Sharma of Area Police Office, Simara, who met Marichi at Lama Hotel this morning, told mediapersons that the Slovak woman looked tense. “She said she was kept in a tank in a ditch in Halkhoriya,” said Sharma.

Krishna Lama, who owns Lama Hotel, said a man identifying himself as Darshan Limbu from Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh had left her in the hotel. “He appeared out of the blue on a motorbike last night, dropped her and left,” said Lama. Marichi came to Nepal two years ago to pay visit to Bamjan, who has been meditating since 2005, but had gone missing since December 28.

A scared Marichi with a broken arm refused to talk to reporters and urged them not to photograph her. “I won’t say a thing; Sangh and Bamjan have forced me into the promise that I won’t open my mouth,” said Marichi who seems to have received injuries on her head as well.

She was too moved to speak when people close to her met her this morning. “She wept herself into a state of exhaustion as she said she was tortured,” said a local from Simara. “She said she felt like she was at death’s door.”

Marichi could not tell about the other missing woman. “They kept me in ignorance about the nun. She was kept captive somewhere else, not with me,” a local quoted her.

Bara SP Dan Singh Bohara said he had also interrogated Marichi and that investigation was under way.

Police later handed over Marichi to Birgunj-based Immigration Office as her one-year visa for Nepal has expired.

Though her visa had expired, the Slovak woman was meditating in the Halkhoriya jungle and during one of those days she was taken hostage by Bamjan’s followers accusing her ‘of being a witch’.

In custody for overstaying visa

KATHMANDU: A Slovak woman, who was freed by the followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan after keeping her hostage for about three months on Sunday night, was brought to Kathmandu on Monday. According to an official at the Department of Immigration, Marichi has been taken into custody as she has overstayed her visa. DoI officials did not allow media to talk to Marichi. However, according to Chegu Lama , a resident of Simara, who is assisting Marichi , she is in a state of distress and does not speak to anyone. Interestingly, Lama said she does not speak anything against Bamjan. In Simara, Marichi had said she wanted to return to Slovakia as soon as possible. She had also requested people close to her to help manage Rs 50,000 for her.

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Posted on: 2012-03-30 11:53:45

well this is insanity, no one can abduct anyone. This is the serious case of kidnapping and the woman harassing.Police have to search for another woman, do the case research.This is not a simple issues and cannot be ignored on the basis of his what so ever of being Buddha reputation. His all teaching goes in vain. kathy, kathmandu

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